A reconstruction of constitutive rules

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The aim of this presentation is to reconstruct John Searle’s theory of constitutive rules in light of the proposal of Amadeo Conte’s theory of the regola eidetico-costitutiva. The distinction between constitutive rules and regulative rules has received different criticism. I will suggest a proposal of constitutive rules that defend them from the linguistic distinction critique pointed out by Lewis and Ross. Furthermore, I will explain and present possible routes to understand the violation of a constitutive rule while players still playing the game (Williamson, Garcia Carpintero). Finally, I will leave the possibility to expand this proposal to the nature of the rule of recognition out to possibly discuss it in the general discussion. To this end, I proceed as follows. First, I present the state of the art in the short videos: some of the main arguments of John Searle’s theory of constitutive rules and some relevant criticism related. Second, I explain some key points that expand the comprehension of Searle’s theory in the long video.

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  1. Ludwig, Kirk says:

    Couldn’t make the session given the difference in time zones. Might be of interest to look at my account of constitutive rules in chapters 6 & 7 of From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action 2 (OUP). Also sketched in “Proxy Agency in Collective Action” in Nous 2014. https://socrates.sitehost.iu.edu/papers/Proxy%20Agency%20Offprint.pdf

    1. Lojo, Alba says:

      Dear Prof. Kirk Ludwig,

      Thank you very much for both recommendations. I will take them into account for sure.

      Kind regards,

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